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by Will Lestrange
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch
Replies: 3
Views: 9013

Re: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch

*What will be the first word of the first question? - What *How many different Beaters will get a hit? - 3 *Will the length of the answer to the final question be over/under/exactly 7 characters? (according to the question set!) - over I was using a random sample of 50 questions to get my answers......
by Will Lestrange
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1408

Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Today's pickups, on a cool, bright evening in February, might have been the most thrilling ones of the year, thanks to a thrilling invention from Cody Lewis! We gathered together in our usual place when Cody had a special announcement: he wanted to test out a new game; a game so cool, so new, and so...
by Will Lestrange
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 5 Matches
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Refs for Week 5 Matches

Everyone above has been edited into the appropriate match!
by Will Lestrange
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!

I would match up best with a Slytherin (no surprise there). I didn't do great on the quiz; I knew things were going downhill when, several questions in, the questions didn't recognize that Ginny dated Neville at least once (they went to the Yule Ball together!)...
by Will Lestrange
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Reschedule Thread

Prof. Cody Lewis wrote:Alexander and I would like to reschedule our match (11 PM HOL on 2/15) to 5 PM HOL on 2/17. Scarlet says she is available to ref at this time.

Edited on the calendar! Now that's week 4 taken care of... all that's left is week 5 and potentially up to two logic tiebreakers before the playoffs!
by Will Lestrange
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 23
Views: 213

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

Most of my experiences with truly abridged books (where the original version was the longer one) were much less satisfying; what I remember the most were those books that were turned into a film or play and then back into a book! (The screenplay version of the diary of Anne Frank, for example, does ...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 23
Views: 213

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

Occasionally we have an interesting twist where the abridged version is actually the original: an author first writes a shorter version of the book and then expands it into a longer work! My favorite abridged book of that form was a guilty pleasure of mine back in sixth grade: Flowers for Algernon. ...
by Will Lestrange
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Reschedule Thread

Shadow Gaunt wrote:For the Scarlet vs Shadow match on Sunday 2/18 1 AM HOL time, both Scarlet and Shadow have agreed to reschedule the match to Saturday 2/17 9 PM HOL Time. Since there is no referee, there is no need to check with one.

I've made the update on both the schedule thread and the ref request thread.
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 5 Matches
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Refs for Week 5 Matches

The matches for the final week of the round robin phase of the tournament all need refs! They are as follows: Scarlet vs Shadow Sat 2/17 9P HOL (Ref: Katelin) Shiloh vs Emma Tue 2/20 7P HOL (Ref: Scarlet) Will vs Cody Fri 2/23 1A HOL [Thu 2/22 in US time zones] (Ref: Shiloh) Darcey vs Kendra Sat 2/2...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Reschedule Thread

Kendra and I have agreed to move our match back 24 hours: instead of playing on Tuesday 2/13 at 1 AM HOL we will be playing on Monday 2/12, still at 1 AM HOL. The decision was made in coordination with Katelin, who will be reffing the match.
by Will Lestrange
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 4 Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Refs for Week 4 Matches

*bumps* There are only two matches scheduled for week 4, but they both need refs! Reply to claim a match and it's yours!
EDIT: Week 4 is taken care of! Just one more week to go!
by Will Lestrange
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1408

Re: Quidditch Pickups... the 2017-18 Edition

Last night's pickups were some of the best-attended and most exciting pickups of the entire season, with some people coming out of retirement to join the party! Not everyone had brought their cauldrons to start the evening's antics, but luckily I had enough spares to cover everyone. With cauldrons a...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

Another defining property of communal storytelling that is missing from audiobooks (as they exist today, at least) is the potential for storytelling to be a two way street. In the communal setting, the storyteller could observe the listener’s response and change the story: explaining if the listener...
by Will Lestrange
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

The way audio books are used - and the way they're recommended to me - suggests that if anything, they're the exact opposite of communal storytelling. When I started commuting across state lines to get to work, many people recommended audio books to keep my mind occupied during the long drive. Here,...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Houses and Elements
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Houses and Elements

One question that I've found as an interesting way to determine people's personalities is to ask them to choose between the elements of fire , ice , and lightning . There are some relationships between these elements and Hogwarts houses, but it's not perfect. For example, when I started out at HOL, ...
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Zenix
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Happy Birthday Zenix

hope you're having an amazing birthday!
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Reschedule Thread

ALSO: Alexander and I want to reschedule our Week 3 match (originally at 6P HOL on the 10th) to 11:30 PM HOL on the same day. The ref is also amenable to the change, so it will go into the calendar!
by Will Lestrange
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Reschedule Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Reschedule Thread

This is a bit of an ask, but can I bring my match against Shiloh (20th Feb) earlier in the week, perhaps to when I was originally meant to play Scarlet? (15th Feb) Your reschedule request was noted, but does that time work for Shiloh? I didn't think she was available on Wednesdays until late in the...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Refs for Week 4 Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Refs for Week 4 Matches

The matches for the fourth week of the tournament all need refs! They are as follows: Will vs Kendra Mon 2/11 1A HOL [Sun 2/11 in US time zones] (Ref: Katelin) Alexander vs Cody Sat 2/17 5P HOL (Ref: Scarlet) Reply HERE to give your availability for reffing! (i.e. which matches you'd prefer to ref)!...
by Will Lestrange
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Career Advice
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Introductions

NOTE: I am actually taking this class in Spring 2018, not Fall 2017. I'm commenting here for my introduction because as of now there is no Spring 2018 introduction thread. My name is Will Lestrange and I'm a fifth year Slytherin Prefect. In addition to Career Advice, I am also taking Gobbledegook, W...

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